A Light That Shines

2012 was the darkest period in my life. I was the main caregiver for my mother and was very close to her. When she passed on that year, I was devastated. My tears never stopped flowing. Staying home and doing nothing was all I could muster. Then I was diagnosed with depression. For someone who…

Through Good And Bad Times

There was a time, where I kept hearing voices and even experience hallucinations. While driving, I would see people doing signs at me and following me. At home, I would hear voices of a woman being tortured and screaming in agony. When the voices got louder and louder, I would run up and down my…

The Heart That Gives

My first contact with Simei Care Centre (SCC) was in 2005, when I was accepted as an intern. It was part of the requirement of my counselling course. During my internship, I counselled members who suffered from different mental health issues. I observed there among the members I spoke too, they had one thing in…

With Determination And Patience, I Can Do It!

It all started when I was 18 year old. I was unwedded and pregnant with my ex-boyfriend’s child. However, he did not want to bear responsibility of caring for me and our child. Although I had no experience of taking care of babies, I adored children and desired to bring up the child on my…